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Sony to hold Xperia event soon: Xperia 5 II incoming?

The news comes just a day after the first Xperia 5 II render leaked online.

Published onAugust 27, 2020

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  • Sony has announced a September 17 event for its Xperia line.
  • It’s believed that the company will announce the Sony Xperia 5 II.

Sony has already released one high-profile phone earlier this year in the Xperia 1 II and it’s now announced that it’s holding another Xperia launch next month.

The Japanese electronics firm quietly revealed a September 17 event at 4PM JST (3AM ET), confirming that it will be a “new product announcement” for the Xperia line. Check out the poster below.

Sony Xperia 17 September event
Sony Mobile

So what could it be, then? We’re guessing that it’s the Sony Xperia 5 II, as a render leaked this week courtesy of veteran tipster Evan Blass. The image shows a phone that looks largely identical to the Xperia 5, albeit with tweaked side buttons. There’s no word if the new phone will be smaller than the Xperia 1 II, as the Xperia 5 was indeed smaller than the Xperia 1.

Hopefully Sony implements a drastically improved camera experience in the new phone, as this was one of our biggest gripes with the Xperia 1 II. For one, the firm offered three apps devoted to photos and videos when one well-designed app (or two at the most) would’ve worked. Furthermore, some features like HDR and 4K/60fps recording were only available in one app and not in the other.

What would you like to see from future Sony flagship phones? Let us know in the comments section below!

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